A timeline based guide to world-historical theories. *under-construction*

When is World History?

When is World History?

A timeline based guide to world-historical theories.

Timelines of World History

The following links will take you to timelines outlining major world-historical theories.  These can provide a basic understanding of these theories and help you to situate your research within the existing theoretical framework.

Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities

Immanuel Wallerstein’s World-System Analysis: An Introduction

Janet Abu-Lughod’s Before European Hegemony

Sidney Mintz’ Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History

Or, if you aren’t sure which theories of world history intersect with the time period you are researching simply scroll through the timeline below.  Please note that the individual timelines contain more in depth information than what follows.